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Bake Like You Mean It™ Anniversary Sweepstakes

Bake Like You Mean It Anniversary Sweepstakes

Celebrating the start of Baked Chicago’s 7th year!

Enter for a chance to win some of Baked Chicago’s favorite kitchen tools of 2013, including Keurig®, Cuisinart® and Rachael Ray®

Here in the Baked Chicago kitchen, I’m raising a glass to toast the start of the Baked Chicago blog’s seventh year. I could not have dreamed back in October, 2007, that some 500+ original recipes later that the blog would have come so far and had so much fun while doing it. Together, we enjoyed some tasty bites and I did quite a few dishes along the way.

With the holiday season upon us, I’m ready to pull out all the stops with the first annual Bake Like You Mean It™ Anniversary Sweepstakes. It’s easy to earn multiple entries to win some of my favorite and most essential kitchen tools from 2013, including Keurig®, Cuisinart® and Rachael Ray®:

  1. Follow Baked Chicago on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest
  2. Comment on this post below by sharing which kitchen appliance, tool or gadget is at the top of your 2013 holiday wish list

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  • Doree Martin
    December 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    A new mixer is on my 2013 holiday gift list 🙂

  • Teresa
    December 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Cookie Cutters I love to make different shapes of cookies.

  • Michelle Northcutt
    December 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    A kitchenaid stand mixer has been at the top of my list for a long time now!

    • Harvey Morris
      December 21, 2013 at 12:08 am

      What color? I’m torn among tangerine, espresso and green apple.

      • Michelle Northcutt
        January 6, 2014 at 6:31 pm

        I LOVE the green apple! Such a fun color!

  • Deb Christie
    December 21, 2013 at 2:25 am

    A Bosch Compact Mixer is my favorite. I got it this year and I love it.

  • wins4me
    December 21, 2013 at 10:13 am

    This cooker is at top of my list, this would great. Thank you for the chance to win

  • Janda
    December 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Nothing new, just refound. My grandmother’s depression glass juicer. Nothing works better!

  • Joanna Sue Grider Allison
    December 21, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    This 3 in one cooker is at the top of my list.

  • Sandra Vaughan
    December 22, 2013 at 12:03 am

    The Cuisinart 3-in-1 cooker is my entire list.

  • Sally
    December 22, 2013 at 12:46 am

    This is what I really want!!

  • hawkshoe
    December 22, 2013 at 5:59 am

    The Keurig brewer is on top of my 2013 list.

  • markathy
    December 22, 2013 at 7:02 am

    LIke you on FB kathbpersons

  • markathy
    December 22, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I really want a convection oven~

  • Maria S
    December 22, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Happy anniversary Mr Morris. Your Baked Chicago blog and recipes are creative and inspiring! My favorite kitchen tool of 2013 is an immersion blender from Wolfgang Puck. That blender whips up batters, sauces, dressings and frostings expertly and effortlessly. The different attachments also for such versatility as crushing ice to whipping cream.

    • Harvey Morris
      December 22, 2013 at 8:19 am

      Thanks, Maria. That sounds like one mighty immersion blender. I never knew it could crush ice, too!

  • Charlene Drake
    December 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I really like the sandwich press

  • bootswon
    December 22, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I Would have to say the Keurig brewer. thanks for this chance to win! connie danielson

    • Harvey Morris
      December 23, 2013 at 2:14 am

      Good luck. The Keurig is a solid choice. It’s one of the “must haves” I’d take from my kitchen if I were stranded on a deserted island…assuming the island had electricity!

  • markathy
    December 23, 2013 at 7:25 am

    I got a food prcessor

  • Joanna Sue Grider Allison
    December 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

    The Ball jam maker is my favorite appliance of 2013.

  • Susan Collins
    December 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    the keurig brewer

  • Trenda
    December 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Keurig for sure!

  • Sharon Sweeps Underwood
    December 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm


  • cynthiac
    December 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I like my Keurig also

    • Harvey Morris
      December 26, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      So far, Keurig seems to be the most popular kitchen appliance. I have to admit it’s among my top faves, too.

  • Andrina G
    December 27, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I like the Nescafe Dolce Gusto.

  • Andrina G
    December 27, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Thank you for the cookbook. 🙂

    • Harvey Morris
      December 27, 2013 at 1:35 am

      You’re welcome, Andrina. I hope you have many baking adventures with the recipes, and I’d love to hear which one is your favorite.

      • Andrina G
        December 27, 2013 at 9:40 am

        I just printed out.the Peppermint Brownies recipe. I don’t have all of the ingredients so I am going to have to pop over to the store this weekend. They look delicious and I am a sucker for anything peppermint!

        I usually put nuts in my brownies, do you think that would be too much for this recipe since it already has peppermint patties and candy canes?

        • Harvey Morris
          December 27, 2013 at 10:01 am

          Andrina – If you love peppermint, you know it’s a powerful ingredient. Because this recipe is probably the most decadent of all my brownie recipes, I added the following suggestion to the online recipe:

          ‘Brownie Points: This recipe is extremely rich and dense. If you’re serving this at a party, offer smaller portions for your guest by cutting the 32 squares in half diagonally to make 64 “brownie bites.”’

          The candy canes will provide the crunchy texture, but if you want to add nuts I might suggest swapping out the crushed candy canes for your favorite nut. Just to a rough chop to the nuts and spread them on the top, instead of the crushed candy canes. You’ll still have the strong peppermint flavor from the mints inside the brownies.

          If you’d prefer to have a milder peppermint flavor so you can enjoy a standard-sized brownie (rather than a brownie bite), you might want to use half the suggested mints. That will give you a more traditional peppermint brownie.

          • Andrina G
            December 28, 2013 at 7:52 am

            Thank you so much. I am going to try it with the canes and leave out the nuts. I really appreciate it.

  • Tamar
    December 27, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I discovered (but do not own) a keurig!

    • Harvey Morris
      December 27, 2013 at 8:59 am

      Good luck with the contest. Someone is going to win the Keurig; winners will be announced on January 2!

  • Nadine L
    December 27, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    This is going to sound silly, but I bought a set of Eggies at the Dollar Tree for $1.00 (obviously,lol) and it the best thing I got all 2013 for my Kitchen. No more peeling eggs for egg salad. So simple, cheap and the best thing ever

    • Harvey Morris
      December 28, 2013 at 1:16 am

      Not silly at all. If something saves time and doesn’t cost much, it’s a double win!

  • Brittany Kane
    December 28, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Stone cookware. It’s easy to clean and you hardly burn anything.

  • ssmina
    December 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    anything that makes coffee haha

  • Lisa V.
    December 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

    My dehydrator is great. I can prepare food for backpacking trips.

  • Tina Ruppert
    December 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Since my cookware is as old as the hills, the Rachel Ray cookware would be a fabulous edition to my kitchen!!!

  • Carolyn Mariotti
    December 29, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I would like the cookware!!!

  • Missa Lynn
    December 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I need new bakeware and some new cookware!

  • Missa Lynn
    December 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    My favorite new kitchen tool of 2013 was definitely my Vitamix!

  • Jenn Powell
    December 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I need new pots and pans…. Desperately! Love the Rachel Ray sets.

  • Katie
    December 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    i got a immersion vblender and i love it!

  • breyanna brandenburg
    December 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    mine was the toaster oven we got!

  • susan1215
    December 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    A kitchenaid stand mixer I received
    s2s2 at Comcast dot net

  • ArtsyChaos
    December 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I got a stand mixer this year and love it! Not a KitchenAid, it’s a Kenmore, but still fabulous!

    • Harvey Morris
      December 30, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      My burning question: what color? I have a very old stand mixer (in silver) and I’m considering an upgrade to a model in tangerine or green apple.

      • ArtsyChaos
        December 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm

        Mine is red! Tangerine or green apple would be fun if they match your kitchen. Have you seen the mixer decals? They’re awesome.

  • Shawna
    December 30, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    A convection oven, I love it

  • rosannepm
    December 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    A Tupperware onion chopper

  • Jill Myrick
    December 30, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    My favorite was the Kitchen Aid food processor that my husband bought for me. It made Christmas prep so much easier.


  • joegersh
    December 31, 2013 at 3:51 am

    my fave new appliance is my blender

  • WWillows6
    December 31, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I love the Actifry!

    Lisa Garner

  • Shelli Henry
    December 31, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Slow Cooker!

  • Amber
    December 31, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I would
    love to taste your food

  • Laurie Emerson
    December 31, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    My Keurig was my favorite this year.

  • mizztara71
    December 31, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I love the Lodge Logic LPGI3 Pro Grid Cast Iron Grill/Griddle.
    Tara Woods

  • kris
    January 1, 2014 at 12:32 am

    love my crockpot

  • Julie
    January 1, 2014 at 9:52 am

    We could not function without our Keurig.

  • CandieL
    January 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

    got a smoothie maker and a keurig for Christmas . I am so spoiled. Thank you

  • Diane W
    January 1, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I don’t have one yet but I tried my sister-in-law’s. A Blendtec blender I would love to get one.

  • samf36
    January 1, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Ninja blender is my current fav.

    • Harvey Morris
      January 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      I’ve seen so many commercials for the Ninja and Vitamix blenders that I feel someone needs to conduct a “blend off” to see which is better. I’ll have to check out Consumer Reports to see if they’ve done so yet.

  • Lorena Keech
    January 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I think the digital slow cookers are the best,

  • William Krawic
    January 1, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    My wife finally got a kitchen aid stand mixer

  • jessicakaufman
    January 1, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Kitchen Aid 5-quart mixer is on my wish list.

  • billiejw89
    January 1, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I got a kitchen aid stand mixer this year, and I can’t tell you how much time it has saved me. It does everything!

  • tmoobc
    January 1, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    A Vitamix is on the top of my wishlist.

  • heather c
    January 1, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    The Keurig! I abuse it often.

  • Bryan E.
    January 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway…electric knife sharpener.

  • Richard Hicks
    January 1, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    like my new counter top convection oven

  • Atreau
    January 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    My slow cooker!

  • RoxannT
    January 1, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I love our Actifry.

  • Emilie Proctor
    January 1, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    My favorite is the Yonana!

  • brmetcalf
    January 1, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I got a new toaster oven in 2013 that I like. Nice prizes in this contest. I’ve always wanted a Keurig coffeemaker. Thanks for having this contest.

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